For me, I tend to veer out of the real world. I spend enough time in it as it is.
I was a real horror movie buff when I was a kid – until I actually started getting scared somewhere along the way. I remember staying up late on Saturday nights for Thriller Theater. I used to love the old black and white monster movies – Dracula, Frankenstein, Godzilla, and so on.
I fell in love with vampires then and have never stopped. I think it has something to do with the constant battle for humanity and morality they wage against their darker tendencies. Or seeing themselves as monsters and desperately trying not to be one, not to give in.
Its being loved by the most powerful man in the world, knowing he would die before he’d hurt you, that he could protect you against all odds, and that he would never leave you. And of course, there is that charm of never growing old, never falling ill. It could certainly be considered the fountain of youth.
Yeah, after a couple hundred years or so it would probably get old, but for now, as I creep unerringly across the average mortal lifespan, it’s an entertaining thought.
Who are your heroes? What makes them special to you?
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Melinda B. Pierce